Thursday, July 31, 2008

Fun with Stefen

Stefen is going on his mission soon so we have been trying to have a lot of fun before he leaves. Chris finally got his big cabinet side job done so now we can all go out and play. We have been doing some wakeboarding, jetskiing and taking our 4x4's out.

Monday, July 28, 2008

wAy CuTe!!

There are some really cute little boutiques out there but I think I have found the cutest!! The store used to be in Gardner Village in Salt Lake, but the owner closed it and now just has the website online. The boutique is called Elsa Belle, and I put the link under favorites on the side of our blog. There are so many cute and fun things and I want them ALL!! Also, if you haven't gone to Lady Bug Picnic, you have to!! My friend does some of the MOST darling bows, and you'll want them all.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Pioneer Day fun

My sister called and invited us to Cherry Hill for the 24th, so we headed up there for some sun times with the fam. We all enjoyed the small little water park, the best part was playing with Aniston! She loved to splash and walk in the lazy river, I swear we walked around the thing at least 100 times!! Our favorite was when Chris put her on this kid slide and she made it half way down and stopped and then flipped over and started crawling back up. She loved the water and we all had a blast together!

Sunday, July 13, 2008

deprivation equals over indulgence...

reason for deprivation... 9 months of pregnancy 4 of which were in the summer
over indulgence... 6 hours on the lake, no sunscreen, a wake board, no drinkable h2o, & going all out & achieving your summer goal the first trip... jumping the wake(or even going in and out of the wake)
remedies... new & more daring goals, aleo vera with a numbing ingredient, & vinegar baths
prognosis... the ability to have lots and lots of fun before Stefen goes to the MTC August 27th, and then we'll still have fun and be thinking of him!!

The boating clan

Aniston and I knee boarding

Thursday, July 10, 2008

silly girl

Aniston likes to play with kitchen stuff now, and she has a hard time letting go of it for nap time. So instead of a fit I let her fall asleep with her spoon in her hand and then go pry it from her fingers after she has fallen asleep (yes she still has a death grip even though she is asleep)!!

Wednesday, July 9, 2008


We have always had to deal with some wild hair… Aniston was born with it!! It’s getting a lot longer and thicker, and I’m in love with her hair (more like I’m in love with doing her hair). She hates when I do it, but it’s just too bad so sad for her and she’ll have to get used to it. I take her in the bathroom after I do it and show her how pretty it is, and then she gives me a big smile so I figure she’s over the fact that I made her sit still and pulled her hair to get it all done up. Isn’t she a doll?!

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Happy 4th!!

We had a fun time celebrating on the 4th, and although the fireworks were far away Aniston seemed to enjoy them when she could see them. We went on a hill that overlooked Salt Lake so you could see all the fireworks in each of the different parks but none of them close up. The other bummer was I couldn't find the shirt I bought Aniston, it's somewhere in all the moving mess. Oh well we still have the 24th!!

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Aniston is crawling & getting "into" EVERYTHING!!

We have made it to another milestone... CRAWLING. Who would have thought it could be so overwhelming in more than one sense. As she took her first "crawls" I felt like crying, she's gotten so big so fast and I can't believe it. I also thought out loud along with Chris, "Oh CRAP!! EVERYTHING OFF THE FLOOR!! We have to go shopping for safety locks." We both calmed down a bit and then after a day full of crawling, we decided that repeating "no" to some things she was getting at was just not an option. We're on the hunt for the best child protection equipment around so feel free to let us know what you've found. So far we have outlet covers, we're on a roll!! She's now our personal monkey and we're on the move whether it's to redirect her or get her out of sticky situations in her monkey cage (crib). Pray for us!!

Helping Mommy organize the moving mess

She finally fell asleep after about 20 minutes of monkey business

We've got a crazy one, but boy do we love our little stinker!!